On 24 October 2009 people came together to demonstrate for a reduction of the carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the atmosphere to 350 ppm. People in more than 180 countries participated and at least 5200 events were realized. By many creative performances, attending people climbed mountains, dressed up or designed banners and so all participants supported an appeal to the UN (United Nations) for ambitious and serious climate proceedings in Kopenhagen on 6th December 2009. Photos from these actions can be looked up on the official homepage, 350.org. According to the organization 350.org, some photos shall be printed in important newspapers and will be released to the public.
50 people took part in Kigali, they met up at KIST (Kigali Institute of Science and Technology) one rainy afternoon. The action in Kigali was organized by Landry and Runyambo from ACNR (Association pour la Conservation de la Nature au Rwanda). Before making pictures, Landry gave a short introduction to global climate change and named aims of 350.org.
We have to hope politicans appreciate the engagement by people all around the world and will decide for a progressive, ambitious and faire follow up for the Kyoto protocol. Scientists have investigated that a decrease of the actual 387 ppm CO2 to 350 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere must be achieved to avoid fatal consequences for humans and their environment.